The following is a list of medications considered safe to take during pregnancy. Unless otherwise noted, these can be taken according to package instructions. Although these medications are considered safe, we do recommend minimal use of any medications, especially during the first three months of pregnancy.
Acetaminophen (regular or extra-strength Tylenol)
Sudafed regular – 30 mg tablet (Generic – Psuedoephedrine found behind the counter)
Actifed – regular – 30 mg tablet (Generic – Psuedoephedrine found behind the counter)
DO NOT USE Phenylephrine, such as Sudafed, P.E.
Robitussin (plain only)
Mucinex Plain (NOT DM)
Cepacol or Sucrets throat lozenges
Rolaids (with calcium)
Tums (with calcium)
Pepcid Complete, every AM and PM
Colace 100 mgs, (Docusate sodium) stool softener
FiberCon – capsule – fiber
Citrucel – liquid fiber
Konsyl – liquid fiber
Metamucil – fiber – liquid or cookie bar
Milk of Magnesia – 3 to 4 Tbsp – laxative
Doxidan – caplet – laxative
Gyne-Lotrimin (3 or 7-day cream)
Monistat (3 or 7-day cream)
Mycelex (3 or 7-day cream)
Anusol or Anusol HC
Cocoa Butter or Nivea (jar)
Benadryl – 25 mgs orally every 4 hrs. as needed, or Benadryl cream (externally)
Benadryl – 25 mgs orally at bedtime
Skin So Soft
* Use sunscreen – you are more sensitive to the sun.
* No herbal products or vitamin supplements during pregnancy.